Management of Health Care Organizations: Assignment Week 1

Critical Reflection Paper: Chapters 1, 2, 3

Objective: To critically reflect your understanding of the readings and your ability to apply them to your Health care Setting.


Students will critically evaluate the readings from Chapter 1, 2 and 3 in your textbook. This assignment is planned to help you review, appraisal, and apply the readings to your Health Care organization managing for quality and performance as well as become familiarize in the strategic planning for operational and budgeting.

You need to read the article (in the additional weekly reading resources localize in the Syllabus and also in the Lectures link) assigned for week 1 and develop a 2 page paper reflecting your understanding and capability to apply the readings to your Health Care organization managing. Each paper must be typewritten with 12-point font and double-spaced with standard margins. Follow APA format when referring to the selected articles and include a reference page.



1. Introduction (25%) Provide a brief synopsis of the meaning (not a description) of each Chapter and articles you read, in your own words.

2. Your Critique (50%)

What is your reaction to the content of the articles and the chapters?

What did you learn about strategic planning, operational planning and budget planning?

What did you learn about Quality Improvement and how you can apply them?

Did these Chapter and articles change your thoughts about Managing for quality and Planning for improvement? If so, how? If not, what remained the same?

3. Conclusion (15%)

Briefly summarize your thoughts & conclusion to your critique of the articles and Chapter you read. How did these articles and Chapters impact your thoughts about managing and planning for quality?

Evaluation will be based on how clearly you respond to the above, in particular:

a) The clarity with which you critique the articles;

b) The depth, scope, and organization of your paper; and,

c) Your conclusions, including a description of the impact of these articles and Chapters on any Health Care Setting Organization and planning.